Marques Brownlee, also known as MKBHD, has one of the most popular tech YouTube channels on the internet. He is known for his unbiased reviews of tech gadgets and his analysis of the tech industry. He is also a podcast host and professional ultimate frisbee player. As of 2022, Marques Brownlee has a net worth of $40 million.
On December 3, 1993, Marques Brownlee was born in Maple Wood, New Jersey. Since childhood, he has always been fascinated by technology and gadgets.
He went to Columbia High School. Standing at 6ft 2in, Marques had a lot of potential in the sport. So he started playing frisbee in eighth grade and also tried golf. He graduated from high school in 2011.
The young man studied business and information technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He graduated in 2015 as one of the first graduates of the Stevens School of Business.
In 2009, while still in high school, MKBHD uploaded his first YouTube video. He was 13 years old and he first made golf videos. Later he did reviews on various smart products. He continued with hundreds of videos that were mostly hardware demonstrations.
The budding content creator was very consistent with his uploads. After graduating from college, Brownlee made videos full-time. He got a lot of exposure when several websites and major media featured his technology analysis videos.
In 2014, he created one of his most popular video series, “the Smartphone Awards”. As he gained a massive following, Marques also ventured to do interviews with public figures like Bill Gates, Kobe Bryant and Mark Zuckerberg. Today, his personal YouTube channel has 15.6 million subscribers.
MKBHD has grown into a team. In 2019, Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast aired with Marques and Andrew Manganelli hosting the show. It mainly covers consumer electronics and related topics.
Brownlee hosts another channel called “The Studio”, which covers the behind-the-scenes activities of the MKBHD group. The famous influencer was chosen by Vox Media Studios to star in the YouTube Original series, “Retro Tech”.
Apart from his YouTube endeavors, Marques Brownlee is active in his sports career. He is currently playing frisbee professionally for the New York Empire in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL).
Net worth and earnings
Brownlee is estimated to earn between $102,700 and $1.6 million a year from his main channel with YouTube ad revenue. But he’s also known for striking big sponsorship deals with brands like Tesla, Apple, Nike and Google.
He makes extra money from the affiliate links he adds to most of his reviews. Moreover, there is his merchandise. As a podcaster and athlete, he runs a high-paying side business. This gives him a net worth of around $40 million.
Marques Brownlee is in a relationship with a woman named Nikki Hair. They started dating in 2016. MKBHD is currently in Kearny, New Jersey. There he continues to produce content and drive his Tesla Model S Plaid.